Hello, I'm new here. My cords pins were all bent up, so I fixed them. After which I decide to stick the thing in my computer and see if it would work. After I realized, with the driver Microsoft sent me was a fail. I was searching the internet. I found this thread.
Ok a few observations.
First the pin set on the controller end.
This adapter has seven pins.
Two of them should be for sending and getting power, and a third is the grounding wire.
That leaves three pins. This proves that the wire DOES send data.
Now for the system to charge the controller, it will needs FOUR different pieces of data.
- The controller exists on the circuit.
- The system recognizes it as properly connected.
- The controller is properly receiving said power
- If the controller has received enough power.
Now this means that the four extra pins are 'monitoring' these pieces of data, most likely as a simple I/0 switch.
Now until I get around to, or even decide to, taking the xbox, laptop, controller, and cord to the lab at school. Just to put everything on an oscilloscope, and voltmeter. Then figure out exactly how that data matters, I can't give exact numbers.
Because of the pin set, and the way a controller works and communicates with a device. I am of the opinion it would be impossible, even with the 'correct' driver changes to make this cord work as we wish it would. Owing to the fact that we'd need the proper communication form the controller to send input form the buttons, on these four pins.
Now to the good news.
I DO in fact believe it possible to make a USB wireless receiver that could act as that bridge. The main issue with this, figuring out EXACTLY how the xbox receives and interprets that data from the controller.
I think the best way to accomplish this, would be to buy an extra xbox and controller and tear them down.
Which might end in pulling and replacing parts until I got the right red ring. The only way I could avoid all this hassle is to get comprehensive schematics of at least the machine, if not the controller. That being said, the controller is no were near as complicated.
If I where able to find this information, I may be able to build a circuit board for the thing. Baring the need to create a processor, which would take more money then I could afford, and more knowledge then I have. But I may be possible to use pieces form scrapped xboxes. But alas, until I get more datas, this last paragraph is all conjecture.
If anyone has any input on this, or you want to call me mad. Please do!